Kharkiv to Kiev

Kharkiv to Kiev

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Transportation from Kharkiv to Kiev

How to get from Kharkiv to Kiev

Travelling between Kharkiv and Kiev is possible by Flight, bus, train and taxi. Train guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you UAH 15,487 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere UAH 235.

How long does it take to get from Kharkiv to Kiev?

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 26 hours to travel between Kharkiv and Kiev depending on the means of transport you choose.

Train is the fastest way to travel between Kharkiv and Kiev. Train will bring you to your destination in 4h 32m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 1h 55m to reach Kiev.

How much does it cost to get from Kharkiv to Kiev?

Travelling between Kharkiv and Kiev can be as cheap as UAH 235 if you opt for a Local Carrier bus and as expensive as UAH 15,487 if you buy a Tranigo taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Kharkiv and Kiev ?

  • 1 from Kharkiv to Kiev starting from 18:55 Kiev Zhuliany Airport until 18:55 Kiev Zhuliany Airport
  • 1 from Kharkiv to Kiev starting from 00:15 Kiev until 23:59 Kiev
  • 1 from Kharkiv to Kiev starting from 05:54 Kiev Pass until 23:11 Kiev Darnytsia

1 from Kharkiv to Kiev starting from 00:00 Kiev Zhuliany Airport until 00:00 Kiev Zhuliany Airport

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Kharkiv to Kiev.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Kharkiv to Kiev, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as UAH 3,887.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Kharkiv and Kiev

Wizz Air


Travelling from Kharkiv to Kiev overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Kharkiv and Kiev

Dontsov AV, KPATP 1, Local Carrier, Lys Avto Trans, Malofeiev, Poliakh O M, Polishchuk O M, Rab T B, Ternvoyage, Tov Gunsel, VasilkivTransAvto, Yakovlev M Iu, Z Time Kovelske ATP, Zelenyi Slon 7 Tov


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Kharkiv and Kiev



Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

What is the most popular transport to get from Kharkiv to Kiev?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 67% took a train
  • 33% opted for a bus